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Name: Emmanuel
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First update in 1/2 a decade. Hope to fully update this soon on open source projects that I am currently working on.


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25 Jan 2001 (updated 16 Jun 2006 at 00:48 UTC) »
Finally!!! I have something to contibute. I have some ideas for Gimp 2.0 (We're not going to see that one for a long time) and I need to learn how to use CVS, get access and make the changes. I'm using XEmacs on Win2000 (From school because Home computer is dead right now). I'll pick up some documentation for it. If anyone can point me to some useful documentation for CVS though XEmacs then I would be really greatful. My address is
I don't know how they swinged it but, somehow a local computer store got an alpha copy of Mac OS X. Damn that is sweet. On a G4 450 no less. Everything is butter from the drop shadows down to the translucency of the dialog boxes.

The new OS even has a Unix style directory structure. It's going to rock. The only thing I dislike about it is that the little icons at the bottom grow when the mouse is over them. (A cool little effect) but, it doesn't do it smoothly. You see jaggies as it grows. One could do a cubic transform and smooth everything out but, that would be slow even for a G4.

The new look also makes everything alot slower than OS 8. It's not slow but, you can see a slight jerkyness when you drag a window. It has to move the drop shadow after all....

I LOVE California
It is currently around a nice 72 degrees here in La Mirada, CA. The sun is shining without a cloud in the sky. Everyone just came back from easter break yesterday and so they are happy.

Sucks. But, now it sucks on an Open Source Platform. I'm running Linux from a .gz file in a dos partion. It's suprizingly fast, especially with the Gimp. I'm using the 1.0 stable at work at it's amazing how much that one doesn't crash. It's horribly slow when opening large images but, that's what happens when your filesystem is a zip file.
I would have just dual booted but, the damn machine has something running in the background I can't defrag it. Pisses me off. I am NOT going to format it though. Too much of a hassle trying to get my boss to back everything up.

Hopefully getting my first freelance job today or tomorrow. Making a travel site. Pretty cheese work but, hopefully I'll be able do something artistic. Don't know what to charge the guy though. I a new computer would be nice (or at least an upgrade for the aging beast). I car is what I need but, a computer is so much more... I can get a crappy car for $2000 but, a kick-ass computer.
I'm seriously thinking of dropping out of college and going to a technical school or something. It's hard to pass up a free ride though. I know of of more than one person who would have my neck for that. Just cause one has a scholarship doesn't mean that they have to go to college. At least the girls are cute here (even if they are unaccessable.

Easter Break
Sucked. I had the joy of coming to all these grand conclusions over spring break. Stressed about what I'm going to do, what my major is going to become and who I am as a Christian. My cable got disconnected, my cable modem stopped working, only to get fixed and then the FAT on my hard drive gets corrupted. So, now I had a perfectly good cable connection without the ability to watch cable TV and no web as well. Life was truely sucking. Yeah, people have greater things to worry about but, that's what I had at the time. I'm not starving but, it pisses me off that I was bored all of spring break.
FAT Recovery
Does anyone know any utilites for recovering the FAT on a 32bit Windows partion? That would really help me out. You can e-mail me at
I find myself reading advogato more than slashdot now. I think that's a good thing. Slash is kinda overpopulated now. No good thing can last so, I guess I'm riding this advogato thing until it's through too.

Meta--Since everyone else is doing it...

I'd personally like to see someone make scripts for getting the diaries off other websites. With their permission, it would be cool to have Miguel's, Alan and Telsa's diary as well. It would be cool to see them side by side on a per day basis. It would be nice to have them all in one place so I wouldn't have to go looking for them. Of course the rest would be nice to have: linkable entries and all the rest. I was thinking that diary entries should have a sort of meta language. Something so I wouldn't have to type out blockquote all the time.

Side note:Block quote is really useful. I've never really used the tag but, now I know.

And knowing is half the battle

I never appreciated that as a kid, watching G.I. Joe. But, the more I live, the more that's true. I know how to design but, I don't make sites like I know I should. I know I should finish this paper and stop making incessently long diary entries but, I don't. I know but, doesn't mean that the battle is won. Life is like that more and more like cartoons. I'm just waiting for Gundams to come flying out of the sun and take me away to the rest of my delusions...

A Bit of Certification

I just Certified Diskzero as Journeyer. It is obvious if you read his diary from today (April 6th). It was a pretty blatent attempt at certification which in my mind is kinda gutsy. Anyways, he's obviously worth the cert so, I gave it to him. I'm honored to do so. I'm only repaying the favor bestowed upon to me from April 1st. Thanks again ajv.

Source Forge: A (Somewhat) Working Solution

For those of you have been following up on my little "adventure" to get a sourceforge accout, good news. It's finally let me in. I tried making the account but booted me out at the last second saying I didn't fill in a field but, I didn't see that field to fill out. Anyways...

I'll try again tonight but, I have a date of sorts. I'm meeting this girl to go watch Star Wars: The Fantom Menace at 8:30 and it's 8:11 right now. It looks like the Open Source Movement has lost another night's work the evils of a social life.

Speaking of which, I haven't watched a movie for months and even then not regularly. Tonight will be the first time watching Star Wars: The Fantom Menace ever! And I like Star Wars. I really need to study less. I don't even hack yet! What hope will I have to go to make it through college, contribute to my open source project and still have time left for a social life.


With family like this, I won't need to worry about a social life. It's currently 9:00 p.m. and I sit at home doing nothing while my brother and my dad refuse to drop me off at Biola. (My college about 5 min. away) so that they can do their own things. Should have had better luck with just asking her to pick me up like a little scub.

I Started Form Factor

I started formfactor today here at It's a real open source project so that the journey certification given to me by ajv would be satisfied and that I can say I do more than just rant about the imperfections of Open Source. Now, I'm one of them.

It won't be long before I'm on source forge with some real site space and some room to do some scripting. It should be really interesting. I have some really cool stuff I've seen on other people's websites that I've been too modest or intimdated to try on one of mine but, I think I'm going to go for it with formfactor.

Keep posted to the next exciting chapter to see what develops!!!

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Gimptek certified others as follows:

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  • Gimptek certified tml as Master
  • Gimptek certified diskzero as Journeyer

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